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Destination: Philadelphia

The launch of our Philadelphia Destination page sparked a mass exodus from the Travelzoo London office -- all that talk of Philly cheesesteaks had us heading to the nearest diner for a crusty roll piled high with rib eye steak and dripping with cheese.

And while the great cheesesteak debate continues across the pond (Where’s best? With or without onions? What kind of cheese?), it seems that Little Philly has more strings to its calorie-laden bow. A foodie scene has emerged of late, led by top chefs including Jose Garces, Eric Ripert and Jennifer Carroll; you’re as likely to find waterfront dining and farmer’s markets as you are fast-food joints.

There’s a burgeoning cultural scene in Philadelphia, too, with a slew of museums and galleries along tree-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway, plus world-class art collections at the newly opened Barnes Foundation. Throw in 215 miles of park trails and historic sites like the Liberty Bell, which rang out as the US Declaration of Independence was signed, and we think it sounds like a top place to visit.

See if you agree -- here’s our pick of the best deals:

  • See the sights on a 3-night break with British Airways flights… £599 per person (save £35)
  • Riverside fine dining: Award-winning dinner for two with cocktails… £43 (save 50%)
  • Philadelphia & Vegas in one go on a week-long twin-centre holiday including free trips… £799 per person (save over £250)
  • Central hotel stays: Rates slashed at a choice of Marriott hotels… from £80 (save up to 50%)
  • Top tickets: Get access to six attractions, including Philadelphia Zoo and The Franklin Institute… £37 (save 50%)

Click here for more on Philadelphia and a full list of offers.

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Deal Expert, London
Monday, 22 October 2012
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